ARREST MADE ON SCHOOL THREAT

On August 13, 2019, Corpus Christi Police Department Officials received information that a threat had been made to harm students at Tuloso-Midway Schools. All threats to schools are taken seriously, investigated thoroughly, and disciplined to the fullest extent possible.

Corpus Christi Police Department Officers immediately began to assess the situation and increased police presence at the campuses as a precaution and in order to ensure that the students felt safe while at school.

A thorough investigation was completed by Corpus Christi Police Investigators, through which they determined that the suspect did not take any steps toward carrying out the threats but were able to positively identify the suspect. The suspect has been identified as a 15-year-old female student and she is being booked into the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center on charges of Terroristic Threats. Due to the threat being made to a school, the charge is being enhanced and the student is facing a 3rd Degree Felony.

School officials have also taken appropriate action in response to the incident in accordance with school policies.

The safety of our school community is one of our department’s highest priorities. We want to stress that threats such as these will not be taken lightly, we will exhaust all efforts to ensure that our students are safe and further want to stress that those who make these threats will be charged accordingly.

We want to thank the community for their attentiveness and bringing this to our attention. This is an example of the importance of reporting threats, it allowed officers and school officials to move quickly to ensure the safety of students and staff.